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The Carbon Cycle and its Role in Climate Change: Activity 3

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Does the carbon cycle play a role in climate change? Your class will investigate what fossil fuels are and how they release carbon into the atmosphere. They get an opportunity to understand the causes of green house gases and global...
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The Impact of Climate Change on the Mountain Pine Beetle and Westerns Forests

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
In the Western Forests there lives a beetle, a mountain pine beetle. Explore the ways in which a once manageable beetle population has grown to unmanageable numbers because of climate change in forest regions. After examining case study...
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Determining Stream Health by the Diversity and Types of Benthic Organisms

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
How diverse are the benthic organisms found in local streams? Using the information learned in previous lessons on identification of macroinvertebrates and on calculating stream index values, groups determine the health of local streams....
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The Impact of Climate Change on Prairie Potholes Activity 3 Landsat Activity

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The big question posed by this activity is, what can children learn or do with Landsat satellite images? As you'll find out, they can interpret satellite images to learn more about the impact of climate change on prairies and grasslands....
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Sustainable Fishing in the Philippines

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Understanding the importance of sustainable fishing practices is fostered through a classroom game. In small groups, the class plays a fishing game where they can see first-hand, the effects of thoughtless fishing practices. After the...
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Survival Game

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Musical chairs may be a classic game, but Ruffe Musical Chairs is a unique lesson on invasive species! Using the time-honored game, pupils role play the behaviors of the invasive fish called Eurasian ruffe. Learning about this aggressive...
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Food Chains and Webs

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Starting with a simple food chain, young scientists interpret the difference and interrelatedness between herbivores, carnivores and producers. They answer questions related to cause and effect of food chain disruptions, including the...
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Food Web II

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
A food web consists of complex food chains and the more complex the web, the better likelihood of survival. Learners compare and contrast food webs and food chains and discuss concepts like the predator-prey and consumer-producer...